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Study: Iranian Meddling Hijacked Bahraini Uprising

Study: Iranian Meddling Hijacked Bahraini Uprising

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Cairo authorities are investigating Bassem Youssef, the Egyptian Jon Stewart. The reason? Reuters explains why: The prosecutor general ordered an investigation into a formal complaint against Mr. Youssef by an

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Israel in Secret Talks With Syrian Rebels?

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Arab media reports, cited by the Jerusalem Post, Israel’s in secret talks with Syrian rebels to secure the Golan Heights and find the remains of Eli Cohen. Cohen

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Eastern Jerusalem Palestinians “Israelizing” Themselves

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Haaretz describes how Palestinians in eastern Jerusalem are increasingly “Israelizing” themselves by applying for Israeli ID cards, taking Israeli matriculation exams, enrolling in Israel’s higher education system, requesting Israeli building

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Hezbollah’s Mexican Presence Threatens US

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. An Arab human rights group slammed the PA for widespread arbitrary detention, interrogation and torture, plus other forms of harassment. The Jerusalem Post writes: From June 2007 until the end

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UNRWA Closes West Bank Offices for Safety

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. The UNRWA is closing three of its West Bank offices because Palestinian protests have gotten too dangerous for staff. According Maan News: During protests, demonstrators stopped UN vehicles and their

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Suha Arafat: The 2000 Intifada Was Premeditated, Planned by Arafat

Yasser Arafat’s wife, Suha came clean and told Dubai TV her husband planned the intifada right after the Camp David talks collapsed. Unlike Imad Faluji, she heard this straight from Yasser himself.  The intifada wasn’t really about Ariel Sharon’s visit to the Temple Mount. Say it ain’t so! Featured image: screenshot by YouTube/MEMRI TV

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Hamas Bans Palestinian Journos From Working With Israeli Media

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas forbids Palestinian journalists to work with Israeli reporters. AP explains what this means — at the bottom of a dispatch about Jerusalem housing. So much for the importance of

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Editor’s Picks: 10 Best Blog Posts of 2012

Every blogger has his favorite blog posts. My list is a mix of evocative, witty or quirky posts. Some of them also had a long shelf life (that is, I frequently referred to it as the year progressed), or drew unusually positive feedback. In no particular order: 1. Toulouse, Twitter, and the Media Incitement Factor

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Bethlehem’s Doing Better Than Big Media Lets On

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. According to one British paper, Bethlehem’s thriving. The Independent‘s Matthew Kalman reports: The ancient city, built around the Church of the Nativity on Manger Square that marks the grotto where

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